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Oct 22, 2012 6:30pm PDT
in connection with the earthquake that killed more than 300 people in the city of l'aquila. the defendants were members of an advisory committee which met in l'awuila just six days before the -- l'aquila just six days before the earthquake shtruck. they had said there were no signs of concern the preceding six months. prime minister mariano rajoy's party influence has increased in galicia. >> despite rising unemployment and a deepening recession in spain, the conservatives did manage to retain their majority. >> the conservatives' leader in galica gets to keep his job after sunday possible. his party even expanded its majority in the regional parliament. they feared a backlash after cutting spending. >> in a crisis like we're going through now, it is unusual to receive as much support as we did. >> the opposition socialists trailed in second place, suggesting voters do not trust them to solve spain's economic woes. elections were also held in the basque region. >> participation by all rational, political forces and no violence have made today a great day for democracy. >> the ba
PBS
Oct 29, 2012 6:30pm PDT
storming is yet to come. in ocean city, md., the first signs of the approaching storm can also be felt. authorities have closed the city's beach. >> this is a big one. it is supposed to be huge. everybody is supposed to evacuate from 17th street down. >> this is almost a ghost town. the residents have either left or barricaded themselves inside their homes. only a couple of daring beachgoers remain. >> [no audio] >> further north, in new york, preparations have been underway for days. people in low-lying areas are bracing themselves for flooding. at this long beach hospital, several buildings are being evacuated. almost 400,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. the mass transit has been shut down. >> i think it is ridiculous. new york city is a melting pot of people going to work and trying to make a living and we cannot even get around. i did not even know what i'm doing. >> president obama has canceled campaign stops. he urged residents to take all precautions. >> my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard, the mid-atlantic, going north, that you ne
KCSMMHZ
Oct 30, 2012 2:30pm PDT
. >> the storm has moved on, but the water remains. many of the city's road and subway tunnels are still flooded. public transport will be out of action for days to come. the effects of sandy can be seen on the streets -- residents are relieved that the worst is now behind them. >> well, last night, we could look down this street here, and we saw the river coming toward us. it actually look like something out of a movie. it was unbelievable. >> near central park, a crane dangles from a construction site over the street below. the storm caused it to partially collapsed. there are still strong winds, but nothing like those of monday night, which saw gusts of up to 130 kilometers per hour. there were record levels of flood water. emergency services are working around the clock. firefighters were called to a large blaze in the borough of queens. over 80 houses burned down. residents managed to escape. >> there are numerous trapped civilians. we cannot get any apparatus down the block due to chest-high water, but we had a boat with us, and i went down there. >> one of the biggest problems is
PBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. >> and evening out in caracas -- on the surface, a to could be any city in the world, but after nearly a decade and a half of revolution, young people here care about more than fun. they are very politically engaged. >> i am sure that young people will vote for chavez on sunday, a vote for the candidate who has our best interest in hard. and he is attending a campaign event with the sports minister, handing out equipment to society's underprivileged. he wants the social programs introduced during the revolution to continue. >> the challenge for us young people is to move forward with the revolution. also for the sake of the next generation. >> chavez is promising to continue the path to socialism. he has already nationalized the oil industry, pouring in from into programs for the poor -- pouring in come from the programs -- >> but others have already given up on ghavez -- chavez and his fight for the less fortunate. the challenger has made the rapidly rising crime rate his main issue. >> we do not want to live like this, with violence and out of control crime. >> of venezuela is consider
PBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:30pm PDT
seized the city. they witnessed the victory celebrations. most of the population fled while it was occupied by government troops. now that the rebels are in control, people are starting to return. >> i'm back in my town after one year, four months. i'm so excited. i'm so happy. >> the fighting continues elsewhere in syria. clashes were especially heavy in homs. there was fighting across the city. what's coming up, hugo chavez wins a fourth term in venezuela. >> here is a look at other stories making news. two afghan intelligence officers have been reported killed in a suicide attack in a southern city. a car bomb went off outside a police station. 14 people were also sent to the wounded. >> the libyan parliament has dismissed the prime minister- elect for rejecting his revised cabinet lineup. the criticized his ministerial choices saying they did not adequately represent all the regions and tribes. >> the opposition leader has declared she is willing to stand in the next presidential election in 2015. the national league for democracy said it was her duty to take office if that was
KCSMMHZ
Oct 31, 2012 2:30pm PDT
swing on the east coast after sandy flooded cities, washed out bridges, and caused billions of dollars in damage. >> but new york city is making it clear it is back in business. mayor michael bloomberg rate in the opening bell at the new york stock exchange, which was closed for two days. >> the storm killed over 40 people on the east coast and caused unprecedented damage. >> life is slowly returning to normal in new york. on wall street, major stock their first two-day closure ine- over a century. emergency generators provided the power. most of lower manhattan is still in the dark. an unusual event in the city that never sleeps. >> you look uptown, and you see lights. you look downtown and it is completely black. i was driving with a partner of mine, and i said that i do not think we will ever see something like this again. >> it is scary seeing new york like this, but i am happy to be alive. >> a little confusion, but it is still not so bad. you can get around and maneuver a little bit, and that is it. >> sandy also took out the subway line, which carries 1/3 of new york's workforce
PBS
Oct 24, 2012 6:30pm PDT
month, due to fighting between rival militias in the isolated city. it was one of the latest city to surrender to rebels during last year's rebellion. organizers of the tour de france have unveiled next year's centenary route. we will have a look at that in just a moment's time. >> coming up first, let's take a look at some other news in brief. israel has carried out more air strikes on gaza, killing at least four hamas militants and wounding several others. israel launched the strike after palestinian militants fired rockets at southern israel from gaza overnight. >> a rebel catholic group has expelled a controversial british bishop after what it says were years of discord with its leadership. williamson is known for his far- right views and was found guilty in german courts of denying the holocaust. >> jamaicans are bracing for flooding as a big tropical storm approaches. tropical storm sandy is near the south of the island. winds from the storm already peaked at 95 kilometers per hour. board is have urged jamaicans to prepare for sandy's arrival. back to cycling out and the route
PBS
Oct 26, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. forecasters have warned the city could hit the northeast of the united states early next week. >> to sports and in golf, some of the world's best players are taking part in bmw master's in shanghai this weekend. >> peter house and currently tops the leader board with a score of 40 under par, but he will have to be careful of his teammate, who is just two shots behind him. sunday's winner will pick up a check for 900,000 euros. in formula one champion ship, the leader looks at another the weakened at the indiana grand prix on sunday. >> the german driver dominated both practice sessions, sending a clear signal to his competitors that he plans to back his fourth grand prix win in a row on sunday. his teammate was not far behind, however. his fiercest rival in the championship came in third in both sessions. watch out. ferrari still pretty fast. but maybe not fast enough. >> maybe not. we will be right back after the break. do not go away. >> welcome back. the eu calls it a test for democracy in the ukraine. the country is holding parliamentary elections of the weekend, and the r
KCSMMHZ
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of japan's nuclear crisis. the fukushima daiichi forced thousands to flee the towns and cities around the plant. some foreign residents ended up leaving japan, but many have returned to the places they once called home. nhk world tracks one woman's journey. >> bear, brown bear. >> brown bear. >> reporter: jones is from texas. ♪ >> reporter: she's teaching english in elementary and junior high schools. she was first drawn to japan by its natural beauty and culture. on march 11th last year, she was in the teachers' room at her high school when she found the most intense earthquake she'd ever experienced. she left the school and went home. sara speaks some japanese, but she couldn't make out the insistent announcement on the tv. she looked up the word and it meant evacuation. she's close to the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant, and the residents were being ordered to flee. she took shelter at the elementary school more than 60 kilometers from town. >> i evacuated with people. i was the only foreigner here, and no one spoke english, so it's a little lonely, i think. >> reporter: i
PBS
Oct 15, 2012 6:30pm PDT
soccer world cup, another championship has been held in mexico city. >> the world a homeless soccer cup is staged to call attention to the plight of those without a roof over their heads. >> these people were celebrating with a normally would be unwelcome. nearly 500 homeless men and women around the world squared off on mexico city's square, of buying for the title of this year's homeless world cup. >> two years ago i was living on the streets. now, i am here. a world champion in mexico. i dedicate this to my family and my kids. >> homelessness through football, that is the goal of this cup. the organizers want to raise awareness. in the final, all anyone cared about was who would claim the title. chile beat mexico 8-5. the mexican women beat brazil 8- 2. >> there will be looking for some satisfaction. the rolling stones are heading out on tour again to mark the 50th anniversary. >> mick jagger, keith richards, confirm the dates and a video on the home page. the veteran rockers are planning to gigs and london. two more in december. >> he is the first man ever to break the speed of soun
KCSMMHZ
Oct 16, 2012 2:30pm PDT
with people here. they want jobs to come back to youngstown, returning the city to its heyday as a steel and auto industry hub. recent years have seen the local economy take a sharp downturn. steel makers left, and the auto supply industry hit rock-bottom in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. many businesses were forced to shut their doors. bruce was a retired engineer at a company that made parts for general motors. he saw it all happen. >> so many good things and so many good people work here, and now to see it in such a state, it is really hurtful. >> he worked at delphi for 30 years. he did not just lose his job. like thousands of others, he lost much of his retirement money. >> my pension was reduced to about 30% at a time when i had four children in college. i was supposed to be in my best earning years, but it turned out to be just a horrible time. >> in a bid to save u.s. carmakers, the obama administration poured money into the industry. now, parts suppliers have found their feet again, but that does not impress bruce, who says he has lost faith in the government. >> i
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 2:30pm PDT
troops have consolidated their grip on a city there. >> the southern port was the last urban stronghold of the islamist militia which made what it called a tactical retreat over the weekend. the al qaeda-linked militants were driven out of the capital last year and continue to control parts of southern somalia. finally, the world's biggest brief is in even worse shape than thought. a new study shows of st.'s great barrier week -- great barrier reef has lost over half its coral in just a single generation. >> this trillion institution of marine science says the pace of damages kicking up. cyclones of predatory starfish are the main causes along with: gas shipments and global warming. >> coral reefs provide the breeding ground for countless species of fish. the great barrier reef is no exception. commercial fishing is now mostly banned across much of the area. three 6 cents more than 2,600 kilometers along the us trillion coast. the northern part of the refinements largely intact. it is the southern part scientists are worried about. severe storms are said to have cost nearly 5
KCSMMHZ
Oct 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
a crane at this construction site. city officials have shet down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sandbags in front of subway entrances and buildings. >> it's very important. this will stop the water from going into the subway so we won't have a flood. >> irene last year didn't even look like this after it hit. >> forecasters say they expect the storm will pound a wide area for several days. and with just nine days to go before the u.s. presidential election, the hurricane is altering the schedule and strategies of the two main candidates. president barack obama was set to campaign in three key states on monday, but he cut his trip short and returned to washington to monitor the storm. in 2005 obama's predecessor george w. bush was harshly criticized for his slow response to hurricane katrina. the storm devastated the south of the united states including the city of new orleans. republican campaign evented eeds in the s of virginia on sunday. both campaigns are concerned about the negative impact of early voting. ballots cast ahead of the e
PBS
Oct 19, 2012 6:30pm PDT
many in the secular party, which is discovering that voters are becoming increasingly conservative. >> she is running with an independent women's list with one goal -- to get more women in politics. not an easy task in this conservative city. she has a hard time convincing even women to vote for her. >> the women's list has to appeal directly to women, asking questions like, "why don't you push for your rights? why can women the decision makers? why can a woman not say what she needs -- how much water, electricity, or whatever else?" >> these are the first elections of any sort in six years, but one key political force is boycotting the contest. hamas says the elections are not fair. the poll this been completely canceled in the gaza strip. >> we all know about this division between dogs and the west bank, and if these elections are held without gauze and jerusalem, then the division will only get worse. we want a unified palestinian people. >> out on the streets, opinions are mixed. no one should boycott the election. voting is a human right that we should all exercise. >> we'veee
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm PDT
for reconciliation and will be working for all the citizens of the city. >> survivors find that hard to believe. >> just a thought of someone becoming mayor who is in part responsible for those events leaves me speechless. >> at the side of the worst european atrocities since world war ii, many serbs deny what international courts have ruled a genocide. >> what genocide? that was not genocide. it was civil war. >> 17 years on, many survivors say the election outcome could silence the bosnian muslim voice of srebrenica. >> coming up on the good news for passengers who missed their flights. >> first, some stories in the headlines. hong kong has paid tribute to the 38 victims of monday's collision between the ferryboat and the other boat. they observed three minutes of silence. officials held a memorial service. the accident was hong kong's worst maritime disaster in decades. >> this year apostate of german unity was celebrated as far -- this year's de of german unity -- day of german unity was celebrated as far away as brazil. in 2013, germany and brazil aim to deepen ties. >> tou
KCSMMHZ
Oct 17, 2012 2:30pm PDT
, which is a much larger country. >> the rebels have carried out some terrible attacks in our cities, but the state still has not been able to defeat farc and the rebels have not been able to seize power. >> an estimated 5 million people have been displaced by the fighting on both sides of the border. many are stranded in southern colombia. after her husband was killed by farc militia, she and her husband were forced to flee their farm. -- she and her children were forced to flee their farm. now she lives here in poverty and still in fear for her family. >> letting my son go to ecuador to work was the worst decision of my life. he was abducted on the way their -- there. i do not know if he is alive or dead. my life has been a living hell for the past month and 12 days. >> despite her own concerns, she takes time to care for a neighbor who is critically ill. she can no longer walk. she lives here with her 9-year- old granddaughter, whose father was killed. her mother ran away to ecuador. now, her 70-year-old grandmother is terminally ill. despite the peace process, people still live u
PBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm PDT
syrian city of aleppo after a suicide bombing in the government controlled part of the city. >> aleoppo has been a major battleground. the two sides seemed to be deadlocked. >> crate a huge amount of explosives was used in this attack. months of warfare have reduced the once magnificent buildings in the square to ruins. wednesday's explosions ripped through a military office club and a hotel. it is caught most of those killed were government soldiers. -- thought most of those killed were government soldiers. >> we condemn these crimes and we contain the nation's plotting against us to support the terrorists. >> ralph forces suspected of carrying out the attack announced last week a new offensive aimed at retaking the city. these images from tuesday's show clashes between government forces and rebels in the city. the rebels are seeking to advanced street by street from the east. the army has control of the west. neither side appears to have made significant gains. president bashar al-assad is said to have ordered thousands of reinforcements to aleppo. >> a mortar bomb has killed five peo
KCSMMHZ
Oct 23, 2012 2:30pm PDT
years before the fall of the wall intending it for the western part of the then-divided city. for them there was no building, no collection, and a precedent for it. but there was the political will to create something new -- a german national history museum that was modern with a european orientation. today, the museum occupies berlin's old broke armory, which reopened in 2003 after being completely restored and gaining a modern engines y -- entrants -- entrance. the idea is to present new perspectives. >> we are history, and what we make is history and stories. like the stories of everyday life in east germany. in a photo exhibition shown on the 50th anniversary of the building of the berlin wall. learning from history with a view to the future is the museum's mission. >> in fact, it is a sign of a modern and self combination that can portray events from different perspectives. these new viewpoints enable us to gain new understanding. >> at its inception, the idea of a national disputed project, a 25 years on, the german historical museum has become a model for other national mus
KCSMMHZ
Oct 19, 2012 2:30pm PDT
, after all, an historic day. these are the first direct elections for hebron's city council since 1996. >> sun says the vote is an opportunity to inject new life into the council and offer an alternative to the fatah party. she says it is time to end the stagnation. >> the people want this election. we have not had local elections for 36 years. will we have to wait that long again before hamas and fatah finally resolve their differences? >> even just one or two seats would be a huge success, she says. official results are due out early next week. >> what comes to mind when i mention a vw bus from the 1970's? >> flower power, for example? a group of servers heading off to the beach? >> do not find many of these on the streets anymore, not in germany at least, but in egypt, it is a different story. >> microbuses are a common sight on egypt's roads. they may be loud and clog up the streets, but for the millions of people who use them to get around every day, they are essential. in the city of weisel near cairo, they are everywhere. many of their owners swear by them, preferring them to ot
KCSMMHZ
Oct 4, 2012 2:30pm PDT
representative of the town's muslims, the minority after the massacre. the exception in the law no longer applies. many muslims are horrified at the looming changes. back in april, they lobbied the u.s. ambassador, hoping to convince him they needed a bosnian muslim in city hall to speak for their interests. they did not get what they wanted. >> the united states expects that whoever is elected mayor of this community will work very hard for reconciliation and will be working for all the citizens of the city. >> survivors find that hard to believe. >> just a thought of someone becoming mayor who is in part responsible for those events leaves me speechless. >> at the side of the worst european atrocities since world war ii, many serbs deny what international courts have ruled a genocide. >> what genocide? that was not genocide. it was civil war. >> 17 years on, many survivors say the election outcome could silence the bosnian muslim voice of srebrenica. >> coming up on the good news for passengers who missed their flights. >> first, some stories in the headlines. hong kong has paid tribute
KCSMMHZ
Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
firefighters. it flipped in a city in the west of hunan the province. the firefighters who died in the fire had just arrived on the scene. smoke fills the picture. then orange flames are visible just before the explosion. the blast scattered debris and shook the camera. local reports say the tanker was carrying about 18 tons of liquefied natural gas and was still burning a day after the explosion. >>> bangkok's china town is home to one of the biggest communities of overseas chinese in the world. the area has stood near the end of the river for more than 200 years. food and architecture make it a big tourist attraction. but the community is under threat as bangkok rushes to modernize. >> reporter: the local name for bangkok's chinatown. the area was founded in the late 18th century in one of the oldest parts of bangkok. many of the buildings in chinatown have historical value. but parts are under threat. bangkok plans to ease the city's traffic congestion. many old buildings are slated for demolition. today the demolition has already started. some locals are being forced to evict from their
KCSMMHZ
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
dialogue. named after one of the main cities in the northeast. more than 300 participants have come here from across the world and across japan. they include government officials, experts, and representatives of international organizations. they spent two days talking about the 2011 disaster and subsequent recovery efforts. >> translator: we'ved learned a lot from our disaster recovery efforts. i think it's critical for us to share these lessons with people around the world. and i'm making that another personal mission. >> we'll not be able to prevent the natural hazards that threaten people around the world, but working together we can lower the dangers. prepare better, respond more quickly, lessen the costs, and first and foremost make the lives of people all over the world safer. >> reporter: panel discussions on tuesday focus on preparedness in countries. compiled a report based on the japan earthquake. japanese are woven into their culture. schools, offices, and communities hold regular drills to prepare for earthquakes and other events. the panel is recommended people in devel
PBS
Oct 18, 2012 6:30pm PDT
how we perceive the world. it is called "cairo: open city." >> whether they are protesting or in peaceful resistance, and it shows the mood the egyptian people share. taken by photojournalist and emmitt -- amateurs, the images bear witness against the official narrative's. a work of street art encapsulates the message. >> it is the slogan for everyone who takes pictures, makes films, and publicizes these pictures. it is an alternative to end protests against state reporting, which portrayed the events differently. >> activist jonathan rashad shares his photos through social network flickr. his theme is the war of images and who controls who. we asked what he thinks still remains of a revolution that began so hopefully. >> all i can say is that every dictator falls. if he proves he is a dictator, he will fall, and he will fall sooner than any other. >> the younger generation does not fear the apparatus of power. after images of a young woman being brutally beaten with a viral, she became a symbol of existence. the exhibition makes clear that whatever it does, egypt's new governmen
KCSMMHZ
Oct 16, 2012 9:30am PDT
be a boom town, but the economic recession has dragged the city down. work has been suspended at nearly all of the construction sites downtown, whether they be schools, hospitals, or other projects. university fees have nearly doubled. the regional government is cutting costs wherever it can. politicians have racked up 40 billion euros in debt. the problem is catalonia has to pay so much money to the spanish national government in madrid. at least that is what independence supporterssay. she is unemployed. she has a degree in biology and has never been that interested in politics until now. recently, she got involved in the newly founded catalonian national assembly. >> it was the crisis that first convinced a lot of people that an independent catalonia would be good for us. there would be more jobs, a better educational system, and a better health system. lots of people who did not support independence in the past due now. >> but independence is a charge word in the spanish capital madrid. the mood is especially testy in front of the city of bullfighting arena. heavily criticize
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
manager or an emergency manager and. i guess they think the cities who have -- local government where they can come in and remove the city officials. like the mayor, city council. now, i do not think that is what the presidential candidate mitt romney had in mind when he wanted to say states have rights. but what about the city's rights to elect their own elected officials? and i guess follow their own destiny? winnie's a government interference, i understand you are talking about the federal. but i heard mitt romney say states' rights. is it the right of the state to come into the cities and overthrow the local municipalities? if that is big government, small government. i do not know. i think they should have the right to control their own destiny in their own city. it is on the ballot in november. and i am telling everybody in michigan to a vote it down. we did not need dictatorship. it is a dictator bill. host: thank you. on twitter -- the government to do its job, maintain the general welfare. from debate news, the numbers are and on how many watched on television. more than 67 m
KCSMMHZ
Oct 13, 2012 8:30am PDT
city, and the gangs that dominate the scene have been involved in a brutal war for months now. more than 20 people have been killed since the beginning of this year. >> the northern district of marseille are rundown and neglected. drug gangs rule supreme here. they control entire housing estates, guarding the entrance is. we would not have dared to come here unaccompanied. the streets are no go areas. normally camera crews are driven away forcibly. we have a former police officer with us. he investigated crime here for 20 years. he and his colleagues were not often successful, but they managed to catch some dealers. over time, he got to know their methods. >> look to the left -- that is a place where they sell drugs. there's one of the lookouts waiting for customers. the lookouts watch to see which cars drive by. the system works like a road block. they are responsible for keeping unwanted visitors out and morning their associates. that way they stop the dealers from getting caught. >> tons of cannabis and cocaine -- drugs worth millions of bureaus -- are bought and sold here. rival
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
moment we will read from the salt lake city tribune which is a paper that praises mitt romney but endorses the president. florida a key battleground state and the tampa bay times endorses president barack obama. next is a caller from oregon. good morning. caller: thank you for taking my call. i personally think you have to keep your eye out on them. are you there? host: yes. caller: you have to keep your eye on the media. the fourth estate. i really pay attention locally. i think that is really important. i think people need to really start at home. i tried to listen to everybody. i called on the republican line. i definitely listen to other people. i watch a lot of c-span, which educates me a lot. people need to not be so easily set -- easily lead it. host: thank you. on our twitter page -- another key florida newspaper endorses mitt romney. to reset is on the phone from jersey city, new jersey. -- theresa is o nthe phone. caller: i do not think it matters to they endorse. they are just like people. they slant one way or the other. they are either liberal newspapers or conservati
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 8:30am EDT
in redistricting and it now includes the city of aurora, the third largest city in colorado and it has a slight democratic edge. they have a democrat running in that seat. the congressman stumbled in to some trouble earlier this year when he made comments at a republican fund-raiser about the president and questioning whether or not in his party was an american. it was caught on videotape by a supporter who posted it to the internet because he agreed with the congressman's sentiments. he has been having to walk back from that view and being a member of the tea party caucus ever since. the difficulty is that he is not a known quantity and colorado politics. he represented denver in the state house, not aurora, so he's not well known in that district. he is probably a little further to the left than a lot of the unaffiliated voters, but it is a race i mentioned that has drawn considerable attention from the democratic congressional committee for spending in television markets in that race and it will be one to watch especially because of the experts looking at that in colorado saying
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
will ever see in a lifetime. host: the candidates have been through your city many times. have you been to a rally for president obama? caller: i was at one rally and it was raining that day. it was love to stand out there in that rally, but i did it anyway. -- it was rough. host: what was the security like and how early did you have to go? caller: i did not see any incidents and security was not bad. you had to get there a little early because they always block off the main thoroughfares to get into wherever the president is. that was probably the only difficult thing for me, was to get to the venue. i felt secure when i was there. i did not feel anything was going to happen. when you go to these rallies, everybody is all eyeball's anyway because they are hoping nothing does happen, so their life is not in danger. host: how many hours ahead did you have to get their? caller: just a couple. when you do something like that, you have to prepare for something like that. if you have to budget your time for at least -- if it normally takes 15 or 20 minutes to get there, you take that in
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
file, academic credentials, but all other factors, life experiences, rick and assist the city -- race and ethnicity. the last part is what abigail objects to. there is no role for the government to be sort of people by race. >> the university of texas of austin's has what? guest: they say the supreme court has endorsed education and diversity as a compelling goal for the government and an exception to the usual rule that the government should not be classified people by race. it is true, and a 5-4 decision, the supreme court said that, but the key vote, sandra day o'connor, has retired, replaced by a more conservative judge, samuel alito, so in that they give us a new result. >> what is the result of this, who will hear it, who will decide? guest: only eight justices will decide. elena kagan is reduced from oregon and the case as a former u.s. solicitor general. it is a good bet the four more conservative justices, if not to strike an entirely, will limit the use of race. the three more liberal ones will go the other way. as usual, anthony kennedy will hold the deciding vote. on the o
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
visited a combined 11 cities in six states covering more than 3,000 miles each. the president started in florida into ohio, nevada, denver, colorado, out to los angeles for an appearance on "the tonight show" last night. the president traveling again back in that crucial swing state of ohio. mitt romney's camp also going to ohio, out to nevada in rena and also to colorado. we will be tracking all those movements today. we want to know which issue is driving your vote. we will start on the democratic line. robert, what is driving your vote? caller: the republicans made the statement that they refuse to work with this president and they were going to see that he was going to be a one-time president. because of that, i think we should send this president back to the white house to work with republicans. otherwise we would be perpetuating a dysfunctional government. we should put him back in the white house and forced the republicans to work with this president. if we do not, we are perpetuating the prophecy of this president being a one-time president. host: : ward 2 mitt romney's trips
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
between joe biden and paul ryan. the city has repaved streets, planted flowers, and directed new signs. one bar is serving cocktails named for the vice president and his rival. c-span is covering the vice- presidential debate thursday night and are preview program begins a 7:00 p.m. eastern with the debate starting at 9:00. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> look at what president obama did on the budget. nothing except borrow and spend. as a result of his abdication of leadership, as a result of seeing the most predictable economic crisis in our country's history and not fixing it, our credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our history. >> we laid out a $4 trillion debt reduction plan over the next 10 years. we have already passed $1 trillion. ladies and gentlemen, these guys go against everything. not only they say they don't like our plan. but what is your plant? >> on thursday paul ryan and joe biden will face off in their only debate. martha raddatz will be the moderator from centre college in danville, kentucky. you can watch and engage starting
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
failed city. >> more from heidi ewing on c- span's q and a. >> this morning. let the political reporter molly bal talks about how voter contacts impact campaign 2012. and robert christensen and aisha dew. "washington journal"is next. host: in the headlines this morning -- from the weekend edition of the "wall street journal," economy grows at 2% pace. consumers, government spending, powered third-quarter gains, but growth likely to slow down. and that's what we want to talk to you about for the first 45 minutes of this edition of the "washington journal." good morning. today is saturday, october 27. we want to talk to you about your optimism or pessimism about the economy. things getting better? things getting worse? are you doing all right? could you be doing better? we want to talk to you about the economy, your optimism, and your pessimism in terms of your personal economy and not necessarily how you feel the candidates will do, what they might do for the economy once they get elected. 202-585-3881 for republicans. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882.
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
my family. my family is from north carolina and we live in the city now and grow up in nevada but that was a privilege. to be able to vote and have a voice. so many people in mississippi did not know that. it is really important that we all have a voice. host: who will you vote for? caller: will vote caller: i am going to vote for mitt romney. he wants to help the economy grow. we had a business before katrina. we struggled. we really struggled. now we have no income. host: is it you are attracted to mitch romney because of his business background? caller: he is a family person with good values. he has good family values. he is kind and generous. from what he says and nobody has disputed it what he did for massachusetts. host: your reaction, celinda lake. guest: thank you for your comments. when i was 18, i went in and register to vote. a lot of people were not raise like you and i were. we are all equal on election day. it is important that people vote and that all those votes get counted. renewed efforts to discourage people from voting and i think that is wrong. you hope that r
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
city. she used the law and won. i don't think she has collected any damages yet. there have been some questions about how far that law extends. this situation is significant. the defendant is not just one official who committed a horrible act overseas but a giant corporation which is involved in oil in nigeria. whether a corporation can be sued but also whether an act that took place overseas belongs in the united states courts. host: ritchie, thank you for waiting. caller: 9 people telling us what we'll do. it flatters the supreme court. they make decisions and it is light -- i cannot explain how to say it. you have a problem and the supreme court takes it and they will do like what they did with abortion. right. a woman's that aggravates me. we're doing worse than then people. the constitution -- a woman has a baby in our country. a citizen. that was put in for the slaves. they turned the constitution all around and that is what i do not like about it. guest: despite the secretive ways they go about making their decisions, they are the most transparent branch of government. they exp
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
with the name of your town. where is that? caller: 45 minutes outside of the city. ho bank did you feel the impact of the town? -- host: did you feel the impact of the town? caller: a little bit. my friends have a generator. ho bank freak storm or climate change? conveying i am going to go with climate change. we do not have a lot of hurricanes like that. like down a south there used to that but we are not. and more frequently we have been having hurricanes and tornadoes. i am leaning more towards climate change given that this is not just random but a reoccurrence. hoping to chris in it, mantegna, new jersey. -- host: chris in new jersey. what you think? caller: i think they should go and help them dig out from the blizzard in west virginia. host: the former president said this is due to global warming. caller: the rest and all of the eco nazis. it is an act of god. god did it. i know the storm largely affected the liberal northeast. maybe we should have a more civil unions and game marriages. maybe that will help. host: we must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate cr
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Oct 2, 2012 9:30am PDT
city hall believed that the dispute in the village could end badly. >> yes to gold. no to gold. while some fear the changes the mine would bring, the unemployed see it as their salvation and missed the economic crisis. politicians have a tough choice about what to do with the hidden treasure. >> nuclear power seems to be losing its appeal as the technology of the future worldwide, not least after the disaster in fukushima last year. even japan has announced it will phase it out, tremendous success for those who have been fighting against a source of energy they say is simply too risky. but some are still in favor of nuclear power, despite the risks. among them as belarus, one of the worst affected in the aftermath of chernobyl in 1986. yet, alexander lukashenko, known as europe's last dictator, is having a brand-new reactor built in his country. >> the northwest corner of belarus near the lithuanian corner, one of the lucky areas of the country that was not contaminated by the chernobyl nuclear disaster. a peculiar choice of location for the poverty-stricken nation to build its first
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 2:00am EDT
stereotypes. el paso is the safest city in america for a city its a great economic engine for our state, great communities. >> i have stated that think we should triple the u.s. border patrol. we have to get serious and solve the problem of securing the border. this raises an important question -- mexico is a great and mighty nation, and it is tragic what is happening in mexico, the violence. i was visiting with a mexican businessman some time ago who described to me how he received from the drug lords a letter that detailed where every one of his grand kids had been for the past week, minute by minute. it is tragic what is happening -- getting to the united states should work cooperatively with mexico to help the mexican government solve this problem, stop the violence, and stop the drug lords terrorize and some of the innocent citizens. >> the texas senate seat held by retiring senator kay bailey hutchison is one of the key races you can watch on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org /campaign2012. >> now, several perspectives on the presidential campaign in the battleground state of p
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